My lover. My mate. My beast.
Sascha had been a slave of Kaspar all her life. Having never known love, she sought refuge in the pages of books and the kindness of her old master. When he goes off to the marketplace in a neighboring town, he offers to bring her a gift. All she asks is a single, red rose. Little does she know that such a simple treasure will change her life forever.
Rumored to be a scarred and cruel man, Cianan Marek has been searching for a kindred soul. His life as a warrior came to an abrupt end when he was attacked by werewolves in the Outlands. Bitter and alone, he has been hiding a terrible secret since returning to Kaspar as Lord Governor. In this adult retelling of the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, Sascha and Cianan learn the power of destiny and that some beasts lurk in the most unlikely of places.